Body Politic

Our Hip Hop Company-in-Residence

Body Politic is Pegasus Theatre’s company-in-residence. We work in partnership to provide hip hop dance opportunties for young people in Oxford. Body Politic facilates our regular Hip Hop dance classes.

About Body Politic

Founded in 2012, Body Politic is a critically-acclaimed professional Hip Hop Dance Theatre company based in Oxford.

They are a flagship female-led organisation, whose work empowers the voices of under-represented communities both, on and off the stage.

Body Politic are passionate about bringing cultural experiences to those facing significant barriers. They tackle big themes and challenging subjects, and strive to create meaningful experiences for audiences and participants.

As well as professional touring, Body Politic run enriching participation programmes which consists of regular classes, workshops leadership training, and internships.

Hip Hop Dance Classes

Body Politic artist Chiara Stella will be delivering our Spring Hip Hop dance sessions. Chiara will be teaching a high energy dance class where you can learn new moves, try out your own choreography, and make new friends. You will work together to create a short performance to show to family and friends at the end of term. These courses are open to all levels of experience.

Juniors (8-11): Wednesdays 4 – 5.00pm

Seniors (11-15): Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm  

Serious about dance? Join our Hip Hop Crew and advance your choreography skills. For developing dancers aged 16-25, this weekly class is a chance to learn the artistic and choreographic processes Body Politic adopts when creating professional work. This class is perfect for those looking to take their dance training to the next level. Previous dance experience is recommended.

Crew (16-25): Wednesdays 7 – 8.30pm 

The courses will run on Wednesdays, from 12 January 2022 to 30 March 2022. There will be no sessions on 23 February (half term).

Do you face significant financial barriers? There are a limited number of free supported places available for all of our classes. For further information, please contact

“Pegasus has such a special place in my heart. As a teenager, I was involved in Pegasus’ Youth Dance Company. It was a place which ignited my passion for dance and gave me the confidence to pursue it professionally. I feel very fortunate to now be working in partnership with Pegasus, and hope that through participating in one of our programmes, we can empower the next generation of young dancers.

We’ve got lots of exciting things already in the pipeline from regular classes, dance leadership programmes to youth training opportunities… this is just the beginning!” – Artistic Director, Emma-Jane Greig

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